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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 1999 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 1527-1532
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.1527.1532
 
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Performance Evaluation of a Mechanical Potato Seed Cutting Machine

Mumtaz Ahmad , Muhammad Younis and Imtiaz Saeed

Abstract:
In the present study a mechanical potato seed cutting machine developed in the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad was evaluated for its performance. The study revealed that the newly developed machine could be successfully used for potato seed cutting. Minor modifications have been suggested for improvement of the operation. The main objectives of the study were to compare the performance of potato seed cutter with traditional system and identify problems associated with the machine. The mechanical system of cutting potato seed was found more economical and time saving as compared to manual cutting. However, tuber feeding and collecting processes need to be made automatic and uncovered moving parts need covers. Keeping in view the non-availability of electricity at most of the Pakistani farms, replacement of electric motor with the same horse power internal combustion engine is suggested. The out put of the machine varied from 430 to 466 kilograms per hour.
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Mumtaz Ahmad , Muhammad Younis and Imtiaz Saeed , 1999. Performance Evaluation of a Mechanical Potato Seed Cutting Machine . Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 1527-1532.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.1527.1532

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.1999.1527.1532

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